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Border Insecurity in Iran Amid Regime Crackdown on Minorities   

Armed conflict between Iranian security forces and separatist militants on the Iranian border is growing, as the government tightens its grip on the minority population.  With a population of more than 80 million people, Iran is predominantly ethnic Persian. The country's religion is Shi'ite Islam, and it is home to millions of ethno-religious ...

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Deadly flash floods hit south-west's France Aube region

Several months' of rain hit France's southern Aube region, causing multiple fatalities.

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Nature Cursed Indonesia, but It Took Neglect to Make a Disaster

As the city of Palu mourns the dead from an earthquake and tsunami, it is haunted by questions of whether the government could have stemmed the ...

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A Deadly Year for Journalists as Risk Shifts to the West

At least 43 journalists have been killed around the world in the line of duty, often in places where they could once work in relative safety.

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20 people killed when flooding wipes out part of school in Indonesia

Twenty people were killed when torrential rains and flooding triggered mudslides that wiped out part of an elementary school in Indonesia's North ...

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How to protect reporters on Afghanistan's deadly front line

The race to be first to the scene must be balanced with care and protection, writes the BBC's Najiba Feroz.

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Egyptian military court sentences 17 people to death over church bombings

An Egyptian military court sentenced 17 people to death on Thursday over their involvement in the 2016 and 2017 bombings of three churches and a police checkpoint that killed more than 80 people, according to an Egyptian news site.

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Florida: Too Soon for Homeowners to Return to Disaster Zone

Linda Marquardt rode out Hurricane Michael with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach. When their house filled with surging ocean water, they fled upstairs. Now their home is full of mud and everywhere they look there's utter devastation in their Florida Panhandle community: fishing boats tossed like toys, roofs lifted off of buildings and ...

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Indonesia tsunami: The man who survived two disasters

Rahmat Saiful Bahri tells the BBC what it's like to have survived not just one, but two, tsunamis.

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Egypt sentences 17 to death for Coptic Christian church attacks

The sentences by a military court relate to deadly bombings in 2016 and 2017 targeting Coptic Christians.

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Cyclone Titli: Eastern India battered by deadly storm

At least eight deaths are reported as Cyclone Titli hits the states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.

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Indonesia arrests four for 'selling babies on Instagram'

Indonesian police say they stopped the sale of one baby and were trying to track down at least one more.

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Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: Rescue efforts to end

Thousands are still missing after Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami, but rescue efforts are being called off.

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As Hurricane Michael looms, Fla., Democrats want to be sure everyone can register to vote

As another deadly hurricane presses down on Florida, Democrats in the state filed an emergency motion in federal court Tuesday to extend the voter registration deadline by a week, the Huffington Post reports. The deadline to register to vote in Florida was Oct. 9, but Florida Secretary of State Kenneth Detzner told local election officials that ...

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Bangladesh to hang 19 for deadly attack on 2004 rally

An opposition leader is given a life term in absentia, while 19 others will hang for a 2004 attack.

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Indonesia tsunami: Haircuts and hope as Palu begins to rebuild

From barbers to food hawkers, Palu residents are reopening businesses and rebuilding their lives.

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Indonesia tsunami: Survivors fear the future... and the dark

Survivors share the fears they live with in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.

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Indonesia quake: More than 5,000 people could still be missing

Over 5,000 people could still be missing in Indonesia following last month's devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunami, with the death toll reaching 1,763, officials said Sunday.

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Girl dubbed 'Queen of Sweden' after drawing ancient sword from lake

An eight-year-old girl has discovered a pre-Viking-era sword in a Swedish lake, prompting locals to name her the "Queen of Sweden."

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Another deadly earthquake in Haiti kills at least 12 people

The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake that killed at least 220,000 people and 2016's Hurricane Matthew that shredded parts of the country.

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Indonesia quake: 'Real heroism' helping Palu recover

Stories of real heroism from two women helping in the aftermath of the Indonesian earthquake.

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Indonesia tsunami: Search for victims to end, though hundreds still missing

Efforts to find victims will end on Thursday, though hundreds remain missing in a disaster that killed 1,754.

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Haiti struck by deadly earthquake

At least 10 deaths are reported after the magnitude 5.9 quake hit the north of the country.

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Madagascar choose Vontovorona to stage Afcon qualifiers

Madagascar confirm Vontovorona as the new venue for their forthcoming Nations Cup qualifiers following a deadly stampede at their national stadium ...

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Indonesia: Man City footballer Riyad Mahrez's message to survivor

Riyad Mahrez records a special video for 12-year-old Rizky, who was watching Man City when the quake hit.

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8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Pre-Viking Sword From Lake in Sweden

Saga Vanacek recovered a sword lost for more than a thousand years, and kept the find secret for months while archaeologists surveyed the site.

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Couple reunited after Indonesia earthquake

Azwan survived the Indonesian earthquake, but feared the tsunami it triggered had killed his wife.

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